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Table 1 Characteristics of patients according to the control of Office Blood Pressure

From: Urinary and dietary sodium and potassium associated with blood pressure control in treated hypertensive kidney transplant recipients: an observational study

  OBP <140 and <90 (mmHg) OBP ≥140 and/or ≥90 (mmHg) P
N 29 41  
Age (years) 56 ± 11 57 ± 11.7 0.70
Graft survival (years) 7.5 ± 7.3 6.4 ± 6 0.49
Office SBP (mmHg) 126 ± 9 145 ± 11 <0.00001
Office DBP (mmHg) 78 ± 8.5 86 ± 13 0.004
Heart rate (beat/min) 68 ± 10 69 ± 12 0.80
Hemodialysis vintage (years) 3.0 ± 5.4 2.5 ± 1.7 0.56
BMI (kg/m2) 25.7 ± 4.7 25.8 ± 4.7 0.92
Number of antihypertensive drugs 2.1 ± 1 2.1 ± 1 0.94
GFR(ml/min) 68.2 ± 25 63.1 ± 25 0.23
Calcineurin inhibitors N (%) 26 (89.6) 38 (92.7) 0.68
Prednisone (daily dose) 4.7 ± 1.8 4.7 ± 1.0 0.87
Urinary excretion    
Diuresis (ml) 2439 ± 846 2593 ± 968 0.50
Na+ (mmol/24 h) 155 ± 72 176 ± 90 0.33
K+ (mmol/24 h) 66 ± 23 59 ± 25 0.28
Na+/K+ 2.5 ± 1.1 3.2 ± 1.2 0.035
NaCl (g/24 h) 9.1 ± 4.2 10.3 ± 5.3 0.32
Diet intakes    
Na+ (mg/24 h) 2289 ± 942 1868 ± 679 0.17
K+ (mg/24 h) 2900 ± 780 2243 ± 773 0.025